MHS Students Awarded Academic Honors

MHS Students Awarded Academic Honors
Posted on 09/17/2021
MHS Students Awarded Academic HonorsMatanzas High School students have earned academic honors from The College Board National Recognition Programs. Our students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.

These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.

National African American Recognition Program Scholars:
  • Henson White
  • Karissa Jackson
  • Sahara Wilks
  • Samara Brooks

National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars:
  • Julietta Kauffman

College Board Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Scholars:
  • Henson White
  • Karissa Jackson
  • Sahara Wilks
  • Samara Brooks
  • Julietta Kauffman

“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” said Principal Jeff Reaves. “These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions.”

Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.

Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.